December 16, 2002
The campus will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, through Wednesday,
January 1, nine days in all. Four days are scheduled holidays (December
24, 25, 31, and January 1), two days are weekend days, and the remaining
three days (December 26, 27, and 30) are "normal" workdays.
To cover "normal" workdays, staff employees have the option
of using vacation, compensatory time off, or leave without pay. Employees
without sufficient accumulated vacation are allowed to use up to three
days of vacation leave prior to actual accrual.
For more information, contact your service center.
The Fire Department will continue collecting new unwrapped toys for local
needy children for the rest of the week. Toys can be dropped off between
8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the campus Fire Station on
Chinquapin Road, across from the Crown/Merrill Apartments, or at the campus
Police Station in the H Barn through December 20. For information or for
toy pickup, contact Tim Santos at email@example.com or (831) 459-3473.
An International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Focused Research
Activity in Visual and Performance Studies will take place January 4-5
at the Cowell Conference Room on the UCSC campus (Saturday, 9 a.m. to
6:30 p.m./Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Titled Post-Ritual: Events/Performances/Art, the conference is sponsored
by the UCSC Arts Division, the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic
Affairs, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research. Participants
will include UCSC professors Donald Brenneis, Mark Franko, Tyrus Miller,
and Catherine Soussloff.
The conference will feature panels on "Bodily Possessions,"
"Ritual Transmissions," "Ritual Recuperations," and
"Ritual/Event/Context." New York Universitys Richard Schechner
will deliver the keynote address.
Staff Human Resources has launched a new Web Employment Application system. This new system provides both on- and off-campus applicants with a fast, easy way to apply for positions at UCSC electronically.
Those interested in applying for a job no longer need to go to the SHR office. They simply review the list of jobs posted on the SHR web site, view the job announcement that interests them, and click the "Apply Now" button to access the Web Employment Application. The applicant then creates a profile, enters their cover letter and/or resume information, and clicks the submit button.
Applicants with a current web browser will be able to save their profile data, eliminating the need to repeatedly complete standard personnel information when applying for different jobs.
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